Puppet on the throne - SOLD

Richard Mudariki (b 1985)
Puppet on the throne - 2013
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 60 cm
Signed and dated bottom right
Sold - 2014

This painting is a statement about some powerful African leaders who are, in fact, puppets to wealthy masters who manipulate the way they run their governments/countries. They are fed money, and given projects that bring personal gain, to support their extravagant lifestyles, whilst they steal resources that should benefit their constituents.